Did Teachers Really Say That?

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Teachers union officers and activists had a lot to say in 2017, and others had a lot to say about them. Here are the 10 most memorable teacher union quotes of 2017, in countdown order: 10. “And if they vote, they will lose — they will get slaughtered. It’s not democracy to let them vote. What would be democratic is … Read More

Bad Guys or Good Bad Guys?

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Lily Eskelsen Garcia (Photo,Alex Wong/Getty Images)

“For decades, corporate CEOs and the wealthy have fought to enrich themselves at the expense of the rights and pocketbooks of working people, and that harms families in communities across the country.” —Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Assn. This year the National Education Assn. took in more than $370 million in dues and agency fees and paid … Read More

First Name for Sebastian’s Seat

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Ms. Kamlager-Dove

Sydney Kamlager-Dove, president of the  Community College District Board and aide to state Sen. Holly Mitchell, today became the first candidate to announce for the state Assembly seat ailing Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-Culver City/Crenshaw District) vacated last week. Twice-victorious Mr. Ridley-Thomas, just 30 years old, merely said that ongoing health issues were driving him to the sidelines. “I intend to promote … Read More

A Favorite Obama Henchman Punches at Trump

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Susie Rice, who tried to make lying a playful national sport when she was President Obama’s national security advisor, emerged from under a desk last week. Enough time has passed for people to forget her failures, she reasoned. In a New York Times essay, she hooked her thumbs into her ears and made faces at President Trump. Eleven months after … Read More

Objectively Speaking, Tiggs’s Credentials Lean Toward Gold

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Mr. Tiggs is flanked by Richard Marcus, left, and Paul Jacobs

As New Year’s Eve speedily approaches, City Council candidate Marcus Tiggs, no fledgling politician, was asked a question to which he has devoted heavy time. With the April 10 election just over three months away, Mr. Tiggs is riding a Republican pony – for the first time – in his latest bid for a Council seat. How can a Republican, … Read More

Likelier That Obama, Not Trump, Colluded

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Mr. McCarthy

I have been saying for a while that the Trump/Steele Dossier is the Rosetta Stone to the “collusion” hysteria and related “fake news” with which we have been inundated since the 2016 election, all leading to the special counsel investigation engineered by former FBI Director James Comey to remove President Trump from office. As I implied in “McCabe remembers to … Read More

King Day on Jan. 13

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Dr. King

On Saturday, Jan. 13, Culver City will host The Beloved Community: Justice, Faith, Hope, a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Senior Center will host the three-hour program that starts at 12 noon. “Culver City is inspired by the work of Dr. King,” said Mayor Jeff Cooper. “He committed his life to the pursuit of equality and … Read More

Why a Mall Owner Gave the Thumb to Stores

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Westfield says it is not going to pot

Now that Christmas is behind him, City Councilman Jim Clarke can return to encouraging location-worried residents to attend the next Council meeting on placing cannabis retail outlets out of what they regard as harm’s way. Provisionally, they have a date in Council Chambers for the Monday, Jan. 8 meeting at 7. “Since we probably will not see the first stores … Read More

Frankly, Democrats Pursue Overlooked Americans

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Democratic Senators are considering introducing legislation that will provide new benefits for many more Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act is being hailed as a major legislative goal by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills and ambition. “Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a … Read More

Health Halts Sebastian’s Career

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Ridley-Thomas family, with Sebastian at right

On the grimmest day of the Legislative year in Sacramento, Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, whose very promising career just was starting to blossom, abruptly announced his resignation effective Sunday. Culver City’s Assembly representative gave weakened health as the reason. Period. No details have been obtained on the precise state of his health or the prognosis. The most promising young political star … Read More